Production Operator


Clayton South (Victoria), AU

Contract Type:  Temporary Full-Time
Area:  Manufacturing
Req Id:  514136

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.

We believe that diversity adds value to our business, our teams and our culture. We are committed to equal employment opportunities that foster an inclusive environment.


We are looking for an Production Operator to directly execute all manufacturing associated activities at Grifols Australia to ensure that the manufacturing plans are achieved and that the products produced are of the highest possible quality.


What your responsibilities will be


You will have the opportunity to:


  • Follow approved manufacturing and testing instructions to produce a range of high quality IVD products such as Reagent Red Cells, Solutions and Gel Cards.
  • Perform manufacturing and testing functions in line with requirements stipulated in Grifols Standard Operating Procedures, Manufacturing Batch Process Sheets and those defined in ISO13485 Quality Management Systems for the manufacture of medical devices.
  • Perform large and small-scale formulation and filtration of solutions and gels. 
  • Follow manufacturing instructions to operate purpose-built equipment to dispense and pack finished products.
  • Ensure that the movement of raw materials and semi-finished products are accurately recorded in SAPR3.
  • Perform a limited range of in-process quality control tests using approved measuring and laboratory equipment. 
  • Take QC samples for the purposes of environmental monitoring, bioburden testing and for serological testing. 
  • Ensure the manufacturing facility and equipment are cleaned, organised and maintained in state commensurate with the requirements of the relevant SOPs.
  • Operate in a manner that is consistent and reinforces the practices detailed in Grifols OH&S policies and Good Manufacturing Practices. 
  • Work closely with the Production Supervisor, Production Engineering Manager and Senior Management to facilitate standardisation and harmonisation of manufacturing and quality practices against those practiced by Diagnostic Grifols.
  • Work closely with the Production Supervisor, Senior Production Operators and Production Engineering Manager to assist in the implementation of initiatives that lead to process improvements.


Who you are


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, education, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Position is available to someone with 1 – 2 years’ experience in a medical device, biotechnology or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of cGMP and ISO 13485 quality systems is highly desirable.
  • Exposure to manufacturing enterprise resource operating systems such as SAP
  • Flexibility and available to be rostered on and work in a shift environment
  • Good and effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic, well organised and a well-developed attention to detail skillset •
  • Ability to trouble-shoot and think independently.
  • Aptitude for digital technology, well developed understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), good hygiene and sanitary practices, sound literacy and numeracy skills.



  • Availability to work in evening and night shifts, rostered up to 12am and some weekends.
  • At least 6 months experience as a Production/Machine Operator, or as an analyst/officer in a laboratory or a store-person in a warehouse from either Medical Devices, Pharma, Food, Cosmetic industries
  • A working knowledge of GMP. 
  • No tertiary qualifications are required.


What we offer


  • Join a friendly and dynamic team
  • Work with a leading global organisation
  • Be recognized for your potential


Grifols is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and a distributer of a comprehensive range of integrated blood banking solutions.

Based in our Clayton South facility, an opportunity exists for a hands-on Production Operator to join the friendly production team that manufactures our in-vitro diagnostic products. The role calls for an individual who enjoys teamwork, has a strong work ethic and thrives in a culture of quality, safety and innovation and is able to work shift-work.



Contract of Employment: Full Time Casual Contract (until October 2024)






Location: APAC : Australia : Clayton South (Victoria):Australia 


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